Being as how this is your community, I would like feedback from all of you.
In the future we will be converting to vBulletin 2.0 when it is released. It currently has about 10 times the standard features as the version we are using now. Some features have been asked for before like:
- Private Messaging
- Buddy List
- Better Search Options (currently being rewritten in the demo).
Some features are included here like the calendar and birthday field.
Others were available as hacks but are included in the new version like:
- Custom Forum View
- Multiple Styles and templates (selectable in your member control panel).
- Member Control Panel
- SubForums (would work good for Server-Side Scripting and other areas).
Needless to say there is a lot more that can be done in the new version. I can't say when we would upgrade because a release date hasn't been set but I feel that it won't be too far away. I would like everyone's opinion of the new version though so we can implement it as smoothly as possible into our community without sacrificing speed or the main functionality of posting discussions...
Please check out the demo and post your thoughts and ideas here. Make sure to go through as much as is available now. You can find the demo at http://beta.jelsoft.com, most of the features are only available to registered users.